Adrian Fisher Ltd was established in February 1999 by Adrian Fisher at the age of 21. By April, he had acquired the services of Karen MacPhee to set up internet systems & establish a land & sales desk. With the reputation growing steadily, an opportunity arose to act as the lead supplier for Laing Homes Group, which contributed in Laing Homes winning the coveted award “What House Builder of the Year” two years running and latterly comparable success with Linden Homes PLC.
Now firmly established, Adrian concentrated on horizontally building teams on an exclusivity basis within large and small house builders. With an operating area of the South East & Coast, Midlands, London & West Country, some of these teams are still together today.
Early on and without any warning came a screening with Scott O’Brien, a gifted Senior Buyer looking for his next challenge. Both not expecting nearly 8 years on, 500+ screenings, 1 recession and 4 children between them, they still share the same appetite for delivering quality introductions time and time again.
Meet each team member and read a little more about them in the below professional bios:
One of the most personable and trusted Recruitment Consultant’s, who has been in the industry for over 15 years. Adrian leads from the front – screening candidates, offering impartial career advice, analysing market conditions and giving the odd critique when interviewing.
Adrian has over 1000+ placements to his name, ranging from Assistant Site Managers to MD’s. Adrian looks forward to personally endorsing future candidate’s applications to some of the best employers in the house building industry.
Interests: Family, Golf & Formula 1 Racing
Scott celebrated his 10th year with Adrian Fisher Ltd in 2015 and has seen the highs and lows of what our industry demands. With his grounded street view, he can offer candidates an accessible and discreet point of contact. Scott manages the flow of applicants and provides targeted advice on current and future placement requirements.
Along with Adrian, Scott is still spearheading assignments and making contact with hard to reach candidates. Scott will always offer a unique perspective to candidates as he has interviewed on both sides of the desk and holds a past role of a Buyer within two national residential builders.
Interests: Family, Tottenham Hotspurs FC, Darts, Cooking & Films
Karen has been with Adrian Fisher Ltd since its conception, her roles primarily cover the company’s financial and HR aspects.
Karen is also a qualified coach & neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner. Her speciality is about creating possibilities for career development; she is a people’s person who brings a creative approach to solutions while encouraging individuals to think for themselves. Due to her experience in the building sector, our clients’ have benefited with using Karen’s coaching for key personnel in assertive development, objective handling, building confidence, and time-management and ownership skills.
Interests: Family, Boating, FI, Reading Biographies & Legal Thrillers, The Company of Positive Energised People.
Debbie’s primary role is as Personal Assistant to the Managing Director, Adrian, dealing with secretarial and administrative tasks and diary management. As the PA to the MD Debbie holds an extensive knowledge of the organisation and possesses an understanding of the company’s aims and objectives. Debbie’s proficiencies include scheduling, correspondence and tailoring her skills to work best alongside her colleagues.
She has held a position within the recruitment industry since the start of her career and has become well versed in the engineering and structure of the recruitment world. She has so far had 4 years exposure exclusively in the residential building recruitment environment.
Interests: Spending time with family & close friends, Films, Eating out & Countryside walks.
Jack is a very receptive and friendly Junior Consultant within the house building industry.
Jack conducts research, for one of the most experienced consultancy companies, receiving the best off- market opportunities and matching candidates to interesting and refreshing jobs all over North London. Jack’s bright outlook include thinking about the future, not just the present!
Interests: Football, Gym, Family
Andrew; initially as a client and now in a non-executive role, has seen the company develop into a leading Recruitment Consultancy specialising in all aspects of the residential side of the industry.
Andrew has 35 years plus experience; starting as an Engineer and progressing through to site & contracts management, followed on by becoming Operations Director with a leading residential developer. Andrew is a people person and an ambassador for the CIOB teamed with a wealth of experience in recruitment, training, the development of careers and professionalism in people.
Interests: Cycling, Petanque, CIOB (past Centre & Regional Chairman) Long distance Walking &The Environment